David Scott

Associate Member

David Scott is a London, Ontario playwright whose first professional play, "There's Nothing in the Paper," a comedy about a small-town community newspaper, premiered at the Blyth Festival in 1997. One of his scripts, "Everything Is Water," received an Honourable Mention at the National Arts Council's On The Verge competition in 2000. His play, "The Ballad of Stompin' Tom," on Canada's legendary Stompin' Tom Connors, premiered at Blyth in 2006 with performances at Blyth and 1000 Islands Playhouse in 2007, and Drayton Festival, King's Wharf Theatre and the Confederation Centre's Mack Theatre in 2008. The Ballad of Stompin' Tom played the summer of 2014 after a 6 year hiatus for 9 weeks from June 26 to August 30 at The Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, PEI.

David has been developing a play for the past six years that has been workshopped 3 times with Equity actors at the Grand Theatre on the legendary London musical family the Lombardos, more commonly known as Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. The play is set in the 1920s and follows brothers Guy, Carm and Lebe's rise to fame in Cleveland, Chicago and New York in the early days of radio, prohibition and Al Capone. For more information, please contact David via email at: dscott2443@yahoo.ca

Writing background:

David worked at Western University in London as Editor, Alumni Publications, for the past 11 years. He recently transitioned into teaching as a limited duties professor through the Writing Department/Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Prior to that, he was Managing Editor of the medical journal Stroke, one of five journals published by the American Heart Association. He has worked as a reporter for the Seaforth Huron Expositor, Goderich Signal Star and Zurich/Grand Bend Lakeshore Advance. He was editor of both the Huron Expositor and Lakeshore Advance (1995-1999). He has been a freelance columnist in the past with the London Free Press and was the past Huron County correspondent with the Free Press as well. David has won awards from the OCNA for news and sports reporting and for best humourous column. He has been the recipient of awards for his work on the Young Alumni magazine (2007 Silver Prix D'Excellence Award from CCAE) at Western and for past issues of the Alumni Gazette (IABC Award of Merit, 2007 and IABC Award of Excellence, 2009). He just received news of two new awards. IABC Award of Merit, 2014 for his Western News opinion piece "Saying Goodbye to Stompin' Tom" and another IABC Award of Merit, 2014 for the Winter 2014 issue of the Alumni Gazette that celebrated a Century of Athletics at Western University. Awards night June 5, 2014 in London, ON.